Colorado Department of Transportation
Weather is forecasted to be favorable for the end of this week and into next week so both teams will continue with the eastbound one lane closure from Mile Point 123-124.5. The IHC Scott team will commence night work and will utilize the MP 123-124.5 lane closure for 22 hours each day for shift work from 8 a.m.-6 a.m. In order to accommodate commuter traffic, this lane closure will be lifted from 6 a.m.-8 a.m. each day.
A daytime westbound one lane closure from MP 118.5-119 will be in place to assist with roadway cleaning operations.
IHC Scott crews conducted a successful overnight operation with a crane pick to place a conveyor system in the Colorado River at Devil’s Hole (MP 124.4). This conveyor system will increase removal of material from the river bed to trucks that will haul the material to Rifle.
The Lawrence team continues off haul operations at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch and MP 124.5/Wagon Gulch. Motorists should anticipate slower speeds throughout the canyon and an increase in truck traffic. Work is weather dependent and motorists are reminded to drive the posted speeds through the work zone and drive for conditions.
Motorists planning to travel on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon should pay attention to road conditions on cotrip.org and weather forecasts. Rest area and recreation path information is also available at cotrip.org. I-70 safety closure information can be found on CDOT’s website by clicking here.
Anticipated traffic impacts
There will be an eastbound right lane closure from MP 123-124.5 for the Colorado River recovery work. This lane closure will be in place for 22 hours a day, from 8 a.m.-6 a.m. In order to accommodate commuter traffic, this lane closure will be lifted from 6 a.m.-8 a.m. each day.
The IHC Scott team will be initiating a night shift, so work will be conducted from 8 a.m.-6 a.m. Monday-Friday, in order to increase productivity.
A daytime westbound one lane closure from MP 118.5-119 will be in place to assist
with roadway cleaning operations.
In the coming weeks, work may take place on the weekends if necessary to complete
work before the end of April.
Stay informed and connect with the project
Project information is available at:
Project website: https://www.codot.gov/penwood-canyon-emergency-repairs-2021rojects/gl
Project information hotline: 970-319-1887
Project email: I70GlenwoodCanyon@gmail.com